[PATCH 1/2] uapi: update includes for drm content when no kernel API exists

Laurent Pinchart laurent.pinchart at ideasonboard.com
Sat Oct 13 03:33:32 PDT 2012

Hi Luis,

On Friday 12 October 2012 16:49:31 Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> From: "Luis R. Rodriguez" <mcgrof at do-not-panic.com>
> The UAPI changes split kernel API and userspace API
> content onto two separate header files. The userspace
> API drm content was moved to include/uapi/drm/ with the
> same file name while kernel specific API content was
> kept under include/drm/ with the same file name. When
> one file was split into two files the kernel header
> includes the uapi header and a UAPI prefix was added to
> the uapi header for its header guard. When there was no
> kernel API content found the uapi header file was the
> only one that was kept and the original guard for the
> header file was kept. In this particular case the
> original users of this header file were not modified
> and the uapi header file is expected to be picked up
> by path.
> This may work well at compilation on the kernel but when
> backporting this creates a few complexities.

Could you please provide more details about those complexities ?

> To help with
> backporting [0] lets be explicit about the new uapi path
> when there is no respective kernel API header file. For
> more details on the UAPI changes see the lwn article on
> this [1].
> [0] https://backports.wiki.kernel.org
> [1] http://lwn.net/Articles/507794/
> Cc: dri-devel at lists.freedesktop.org
> Cc: linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org
> Cc: devel at driverdev.osuosl.org
> Cc: backports at vger.kernel.org
> Cc: Rob Clark <rob at ti.com>
> Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>
> Cc: Dave Jones <davej at redhat.com>
> Cc: David Airlie <airlied at linux.ie>
> Cc: Ben Skeggs <bskeggs at redhat.com>
> Cc: Alan Cox <alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
> Cc: David Howells <dhowells at redhat.com>
> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx at linutronix.de>
> Cc: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter at ffwll.ch>
> Cc: Jesse Barnes <jbarnes at virtuousgeek.org>
> Cc: Alex Deucher <alexander.deucher at amd.com>
> Cc: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>
> Cc: Laurent Pinchart <laurent.pinchart at ideasonboard.com>
> Signed-off-by: Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof at do-not-panic.com>


Laurent Pinchart

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